Diversity and ADA Affairs

Our Commitment to Diversity and Equal Access

The Washington State Department of Transportation is committed to fostering a diverse workplace that represents the communities it serves.  The Diversity and Inclusion Unit within the Office of Human Resources and Safety supports this commitment through:

  • Developing and implementing the agency’s Affirmative Action Program (pdf 3 mb) plans as required by federal and state law and in accordance with agency policy.
  • Building partnerships at all levels of WSDOT to promote and increase diversity awareness, inclusion, equal opportunity and accessibility for people with disabilities
  • Identifying opportunities to enhance a diverse workforce through innovative retention and recruitment strategies.
  • Encouraging agency dialogue and accountability for WSDOT’s diversity programs through the use of internal advisory groups and public stakeholder outreach efforts.

WSDOT is committed to equal opportunity and Affirmative Action as well as providing a workplace which is free of discrimination and sexual harassment. To learn more, view Executive Order 1014.04 (pdf 60 kb) as well as the Secretary of Transportation’s Commitment to Affirmative Action.

ADA and Accessibility

WSDOT is committed to providing equal access to its facilities, programs and services for persons with disabilities.  View Executive Order 1069.01 (pdf 256 kb) for details.

How to Request a Public Accommodation

As a member of the public, you may request reasonable accommodation to access WSDOT programs, services or activities. Requests may include but are not limited to:

  • Printed materials in alternative formats
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Assisted listening devices
  • Web site accessibility/PDF document conversion
  • Public facility accessibility
  • Ferry passenger access

To make a request:

Reasonable Accommodation and Employment

To learn more about WSDOT’s commitment to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities, please contact Christian Afful, Internal EEO Manager, at 360-705-6922 or Rafeaah Sok, Diversity Inclusion Manager, at 360-705-7920.

WSDOT ADA Transition Plan

The latest version can be found on our Equal Opportunity Americans with Disabilities Act page.

Discrimination Complaints and Grievances 

Any individual, group or entity that believes they have been subjected to discrimination based on disability with regard to any WSDOT activity, facility, program, or service are encouraged to contact the WSDOT ADA Compliance Team to file a complaint. 

Policies and Regulations

WAC 357-25
RCW 41.06.150
RCW 49.60
Title VI
Title VII
23 CFR pt. 230 (c)
FTA Circular 4704.1